Studebaker Drivers Club, Northwest Chapter
Click on the header to return to the home page.
Recent Events


SDC-NW Christmas Party, December 3, 2018

The 2018 annual Studebaker Christmas party was held at Libbie’s Restaurant in Milwaukie for a second year.  Twenty-one members attended and a few of those drove their Studebakers.  New member Tom Grimshaw(?) brought his 1950 Land Cruiser which is in beautiful condition and has only 13,000 original miles.  We enjoyed visiting, eating, and our traditional gift exchange.

Those in attendance were as follows:

1. Bob Williams
2. Phil and Jane Peters
3. Dana Scott
4. Jennifer Arnold
5. Dave and Sheila Muck
6. Ed and Lynn Holbrook
7. Sue Kerslake
8. Murl Jones

9. Jerry Andrews
10. Jerry Blount
11.Tom Grimshaw
12. Phil and Willa Gaffney
13. Winton and Maureen Jondahl
14. Bob Maker
15. Thom and Susan Prescott

Click thumbnails to see bigger pictures
Foliage Tour 2018

Phil's Fall Foliage Tour, October 20, 2018

Studebaker Drivers Club members and guests met at Fred Meyers, Cornelius Pass Rd. @ Hwy 26, at 11:00AM and departed at noon sharp for a tour of Coast Range backroads. SDC-NW member Phil Gaffney hosted the event, which ended with a potluck at the Gaffney home in Hillsboro featuring sausage/kraut & chili, with guests bringing side dishes and desserts. Follow this link to see pictures of the event.

Studebaker Lineup at Bomber Tour

B – 17 TOUR

The tour to the B-17 museum and luncheon was Saturday September 22nd.  We had good weather just a few sprinkles while we were at lunch other wise it was a very pleasant day.  We started out at our meeting place at the Oregon City shopping center.  We toured together to the Flight Deck restaurant on McNary Field in Salem to have lunch.  We took up two floors at the restaurant for all of us.  Good food and good service.  After lunch we went to the  B-17 hanger / museum for a guided tour of the museum and plane.  It was very interesting to learn about how the B-17 played a very important part in helping us to win World War II.  The guides were very informative telling us all about the operations of the plane during the war and how the ten man crew operated the aircraft.  They also went into great detail of how they are restoring the plane.  This is a huge undertaking and a ten to fifteen year  commitment.  After the one and half hour tour a few of us went to Bauman’s Farm to view the gift shop and have some ice cream.  We had a total of thirty-four people and seventeen cars.  Out of the seventeen cars we had thirteen classics and four brand X’s.  This was a tour of three different car clubs, the Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club and two Studebaker chapters, the Willamette chapter and the North West chapter.  It was a lot of fun having all the clubs together and talking about activities of the different clubs.  I hope we can all do this again.  Thanks to all who could make the tour. Follow this link to see the pictures.


50 Years of SDC-NW, July 16, 2018

SDC-NW celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Studebaker Drivers Club - NW Chapter with a cruise and potluck on July, 2018 at Silver Falls State Park. Click on the picture or follow this link to see the rest of Ed Salia's photos.


3th Annual Portland International Raceway
Beaches Cruise In, Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Unlike last year’s temperature of around 100 degrees, this year our PIR event was blessed with mid 80’s weather and our normal location under the trees adjacent to the food, drinks, and band. We had 15 Studebakers, 3 other makes and 27+ people at our location. As in previous years we had many returning members but also a few Studebaker owners that were not members.

Dave and Pat Wagner showed up with their 1963 Avanti. He saw that the Studebakers were the featured car club on the Beaches website so decided to come. Also Ron from Vancouver came with his black ’53 Commander which had been previously owned by Chuck Moore and most recently Phil Peters. Ron was a very good friend of the original owner who had restored the ’53 and he is a regular at beaches.

Those in attendance were as follows:

1) Phil & Jane Peters
2) Keith & Kathy Reno & Mindy
3) Richard Glenn & Bert Boehm
4) Ron ?
5) Sue Kerslake
6) Al Johnston
7) Scott Hancock
8) Chuck Tubens
9) Bob Williams
10) Chuck Tubens
11) Dave Muck
12) Jerry Andrews
13) Murl Jones & Bill Barnell
14) Sam Bilyeu
15) Neil & Terrie Stone
16) Dave & Pat Wagner
17) Joe Crover
18) Dennis Jaeger
’65 Daytona
’82 Avanti & ’68 Dart
’47 M5
’53 Commander
’60 Lark
’62 Lark
’98 Harley
’60 Lark
Electric Mini Studebaker
’60 Lark
’64 Hawk
’50 Cruiser
’62 Wagon
’62 Hawk
’57 Golden Hawk
’63 Avanti
’53 Commander
’51 Convertible
Christmas party SDC-NW Christmas dinner, December 3, 2017
The holiday season was kicked off on Sunday with 23 SDC members and guests. We gathered for our annual Christmas dinner and gift exchange, this time at Libbie’s Restaurant in Milwaukie. There were two Studebakers driven to the party: Ed drove his yellow ’55 President and Sue and Murl came in her red Lark. It was a good time to get together, catch up and have an enjoyable time. Following dinner, we had a gift exchange for men and women. Sue brought a gift for either which caused some confusion.
Those in attendance were as follows:
1. Ed Sallia
2. Phil and Jane Peters
3. Dana Scott
4. Jennifer Arnold and her niece
5. Dave and Sheila Muck
6. Ed and Lynn Holbrook
7. Sue Kerslake
9. Jerry and Lynn Andrews
10. Jerry Blount
11. Steve O’Neil
12. Phil and Willa Gaffney
13. Alice McGrew
14. Bob Maker
15. Thom and Susan Prescott
16. Chuck Tubens
We missed those who were unable to attend and especially Bob and Carolyn Williams.
Follow this link to see more pictures.
Phall Pholiage Phil's Pall Pholiage Phollies, October 21, 2017, was a wet one this year. The North West Studebaker Drivers Club annual tour had 13 cars & 18 people brave a very wet tour of western Washington County into the coast mountain range.They were rewarded with a fall color show of beautiful leaves as these pictures show. Willia Murphy and I hosted the tour. I could not have done it without all her help.Thanks to all the members for showing up we really appreciate them getting out in the rain and making the tour a success. Willia Murphy also took all the pictures, a very nice Job. Follow this link to see more pictures.
Presidents Tour 2017

President's Tour/IDYSD, September 9, 2017
The group met at Oregon City Shopping Center at 10:00AM, and left at 10:30 for the President's Tour of the Oregon countryside.

Ed Sallia took pictures. Follow this link to see the day's photos.



This year was the 45th annual Forest Grove Concours d Elegance and the Studebaker Drivers Club was invited to put on a display of our vehicles. This is not a judged class but rather a display only area of the various vehicles that Studebaker produced.

Sunday, July 16th was a great day with mid 70’s temperatures. Over 6,000 people attended the show which had a record 362 cars appearing. We had a nice location in a shaded area which was heavily visited by many of the attendees.

We had selected 11 stock vehicles from our area that represented the wide range of vehicles that Studebaker produced while in the automobile business.

Below are listed the cars and their owners that displayed their vehicles:

1) 1906 Wagon-Bob Wooldridge
2) 1916 Roadster-Al Johnston
3) 1938 Commander-John Bernhardt
4) 1950 Commander-Dave Dawson
5) 1952 Truck-Scott Hancock
6) 1951 Starlite-Dennis Jaeger
7) 1954 Commander-Dave Vanderbout
8) 1960 Hawk-Phil Saunders
9) 1963 GT-Dave Muck
10) 1963 Avanti-Jay Bouse
11) 1965 Cruiser-Dave Andress

A lot of effort was put into the logistics, preparation and time spent at the show by these members and they are to be complemented on doing a great job.

See the photos of the Studebaker display

Ed Salia took 164 pictures at the Concours. See the gallery here!

Kerslake Celebration CELEBRATION OF BRUCE KERSLAKE'S LIFE, May 12, 2017
A funeral wasn’t really in the cards for SDC-NW member Bruce Kerslake, who died February 25. Bruce was a member of multiple car clubs, who joined in a cruise to one of Bruce’s favorite spots, Nick’s Bar & Grill, in Amboy, WA, on May 12 for a celebration of his life. In addition to SDC-NW, Bruce belonged to Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club, WPC (Chrysler) Pacific Wonderland chapter, a local club for American Motors enthusiasts, and others. Sue Kerslake coordinated a slide show and display of photos from the years when the couple were hiking and skiing enthusiasts. About three dozen friends attended, and Studebakers appeared to outnumber the other rigs in the parking lot.
… See the pictures!
Bobs Red Mill Tour

It was one of those cold rainy days but did we have a good turn out for the tour-twenty people.  We met at Mall 205 and toured to Bob’s manufacturing building in Milwaukie.  We were greeted by Christie Coykendall who was our tour guide.  She gave us a tour of his manufacturing plant and explained the grinding of the grains and the packaging of the product.  She also explained his product line and gave us the history of his company.  After the tour we drove to his retail store and restaurant where we viewed his products and had a very nice lunch in his restaurant.  Rob, the food manager, had a reserved area for us to sit in.  Everyone had a good time enjoying some of Bob’s products and a very tasty lunch. 
… See the pictures!

Here is a list of the people attending:
Bob Williams                            1963 Cruiser
Bob Maker                                 Brand  X
Dave & Sheila Muck                1963 GT Hawk
Dave & Eileen McLean           Brand  X
Al & Trisha Johnston              Brand  X
Jerry & Lynn Andrews            1950 Champion
Dana Scott                                 1962 Cruiser
Phil & Jane Peters                    1971 Ply Duster
Scott Hancock                           1952 2R5 Pickup
Rodger Eddy                              Chevy Station Wagon
Jerry Blount                               1961 Lark
Phil Saunders                            1960 Hawk
Lynn Holbrook                          Brand  X
Katharyn Wells                         Brand  X
Wayne Limbaugh                     Brand  X

Crab Dinner Group

What a wonderful time we had.! The weather was great. So good to see the sun and no snow or ice.  We had the largest turnout for this event that we have ever had.  We filled the Stamp Building.  We set the dinner tables up in the main part of the building and set the food up in the side room.  We served forty-eight dinners and had a lot of nice potluck dishes and plenty of desserts.  All of the people seemed to enjoy them selves.  They started arriving between 1:30 and 2:00pm.  Plenty of time to sit and talk to friends.  The dinner was served at 3:00pm.  A short announcement and the history of the dinner was told.  This event has been going on since the early “80’s”and is one of the most attended events of the club.  The list of the attends. … See the pictures!

Phil Saunders   Dave & Sheila Muck          John & Lori Mueller
Bob Maker           Scott & Diana Hancock      David Jr. & Lori Muck
Tom Hart             Al & Debbie Belanger         Dale Hall & Donna
Murl Jones           Jim Blackford                        Bill & Carla Barnell
Brent Hagen       Phil & Jane Peters                John & Jean Lasseter
James Doane      Bob & Carolyn Williams    Keith & Kathy Reno
Jerry Blount       Phil Gaffney & Daughter    Bert & Richard
Dana Scott          Chuck Tubens & Niece       Bruce & Sue Kerslake   
Thom Prescott  Jerry Andrews                      Lynn Holbrook & Friend

Foliage thumb Fall Foliage Tour, October 22, 2016
The NW chapter of the Studebaker Drivers Club hosted a Fall Foliage Tour on Saturday October 22. Five Studebakers, four Plymouths, a Dodge, an Imperial and a Buick Roadmaster gathered at Cathedral Park (8676 N. Crawford Street) on the north end of the St. Johns Bridge at the foot of N. Baltimore Ave. at 9:30 AM, and departed at 10 for a scenic drive through reasonably pleasant weather and colorful fall leaves. Rodger and Jan Eddy led group west on St. Helens Road, uphill via Rocky Point Road to Skyline Blvd, down Logie Trail, at out to Hillsboro via Cornelius Pass Road. The tour ended at the Cruise In Country Diner (9785 SW River Road, Hillsboro) for lunch. We were joined by members of Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club. Photos are courtesy of Jim Wheat, Bruce Kerslake and Phil Peters. … See the pictures!
President Tour thumb President's Tour, September 24, 2016
The weather turned out to be cool and a little foggy but no rain.  It gave us some very unique views of the West Hills with the sun shining through the fog.  After some Krispy Kreme donuts, we started the tour in NW Portland, and proceeded out over the West Hills to Old Germantown road … Read More
Canby Cruise-In Canby Cruise-In, August 27, 2016
The Studebaker Club and friends met at Oregon City Shopping Center for the drive out to Canby for this event that has become a tradition with the club. … Read more
Ape Cave Thumb On Saturday, October 10, 2015, Bruce Kerslake led a tour to Ape Cave, on the south flank of Mt. St. Helens. The Studebaker Drivers Club, the Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club, the Rose City Rambler AMC Club, and the Walter P. Chrysler Club were all invited. At 13,042 feet, Ape Cave is the third longest lava tube in North America. …Read More
Christmas Party thumb The Ambridge Event Center in downtown east side Portland was the location again this year for our yearly Christmas party on Sunday, December 6th. There were thirty five of us celebrating together in a large room that was decorated with a big Christmas tree and little Christmas trees on each table. … Read More
Covered Bridge 174 SDC-NW held their Covered Bridge Tour on November 7, 2015. Ed Sallia led the way, planning enough food- and coffee-stops to keep everybody happy. … Read more
NW Overdrive thumb

This year’s 2015 NW Overdrive was held in Bellingham, WA and sponsored by the Whatcom County Studebaker Drivers Club. Studebakers were driven from as far as Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and one even shipped his beautiful GT Hawk from Hawaii.

Members of the Studebaker Drivers Club, Antique Studebaker Club, and the Avanti Club attending with their beautiful cars and trucks made this a Big Studebaker Family Event! … Read More

Movies Thumb Studebaker Night at the Movies
The movie for the night was ET and the weather was perfect, so was the popcorn.
Follow the link to see Ed Sallia's photo gallery… Read More
Beaches Thumb

Beaches at PIR: On Wednesday afternoon, 8/5/15, we had 22 Studebakers brave the rush hour traffic to get to PIR off I-5. They were rewarded with mild 70 degree weather, which felt wonderful after over 4 weeks of 90-100 degree days. We were again the featured car club for the evening, so we enjoyed the shade under the trees adjacent to the food, drinks and band. … Read More

Train Thumb
Saturday April 25th was our train ride event.

Besides our Studebaker participants, the Plymouth Club joined us. Plus, there was a large group from HACO (Historic Automobile Club of Oregon). We didn't get a total head count but we probably had about 60 people in our group.

We boarded the train at Oaks Park for the 1:00 PM ride. We were a big group, and there were two birthday party groups on board, so the train was full. We did all get seated for the 15 minute trip to the Oregon Rail Heritage Center. … Read More
PT 658 February 21, 2015
A year ago we had to cancel our planned tour of PT 658 because of snow and ice. That weather was only a distant memory today as we enjoyed a rescheduled tour on a beautiful, sunny and even warm day. Eleven Studebakers and 24 people participated in the tour. We started at the Lloyd Center Cinema parking lot and did a short tour to Swan Island where PT 658 is located in a large boathouse in the shipyard repair dock.  …Read More
Volcano thumb The Volcano Tour on October 11, 2014, captured the attention of two SDC-NW photographers.

Follow this link to Bruce Kerslake's gallery.
Follow this link to Ed Sallia's gallery.

Studebaker Day at the Races, July 26, 2014
Saturday, July 26th was our 15th annual display of Studebakers at River City Speedway in St. Helens, OR. We had a record turnout of 22 Studebakers. As always, there was a lot of interest in our cars by the race attendees. …Read More

This page modified 25 September 2016

Top of Page